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Re: XML and HTML Forms

On Mon, 28 May 2001, Meeraj Kunnumpurath wrote:

> Hi All,
> Is there any standard way of tying HTML forms with XML. What I am
> looking is a generic API for reading form encoded data and generating
> DOM trees in a standrad manner.
> I thought about a scheme of creating a standard set of JSP custom
> tags, that will create HTML form elements with names similar to
> XPath expressions. When the form is submitted the request parameters
> can be queried for their names and values to create the DOM tree.
> But my concern is that if there is a standard API available for
> doing this, may be a JSP tag library, there is no pint in re-inventing the 
> wheel.
> Can anyone help, please?

There's something similar in the Cocoon project [1], which was originally
a copy of my Perl version [2]. You might want to check those out.

[1] http://xml.apache.org/cocoon/
[2] http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=CGI-XMLForm


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